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MEF & AJU Present: Israel’s 7 Fronts- Syria

Mondays June 10 - June 10
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
Examine the recent actions, regional ambitions, and strategic implications of Tehran’s proxies and its threat to Israel.

This is part 4 of our 7-part series.

Tehran not only dominates four Arabic-speaking countries (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen) but has reached new levels of aggression in the past half-year, starting with the Oct. 7 atrocity and followed by the bombing of Pakistan, impeding commerce in the Red Sea, and a drone and missile attack on Israel. Khamenei aspires to build a “Ring of Fire” around Israel, mobilizing seven territories working together to bring about Israel’s destruction. How successful is this plan? Does the sum add up to more than the parts? How can Israel most effectively respond?

Join the joint Middle East Forum and the American Jewish University for a seven-part series on Iran’s seven fronts versus the Jewish state.

Cost: Free
Speaker: Hadeel Oueis

Hadeel Oueis is a writer and journalist focusing on the Middle East and is a research fellow at the Philos Project. She majored in political studies and in 2011, at the age of 18, was arrested by the Assad regime for playing a key role in the early days of Syrian protests. In 2012, the United States delegation in Geneva met with Oueis and helped her relocate to the United States. She currently analyzes U.S. policies in the Middle East for major Arabic networks. Oueis reported for years through the @JIMENA platform about Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews and has been an active voice in calling for peace in the Middle East.

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Herbst

Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, the fourth president of American Jewish University (AJU), is an advocate for academic innovation. His leadership at AJU includes fostering growth in the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys, expanding the Maven digital platform, and improving the Brandeis-Bardin Campus. Formerly, he served as president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. Notable achievements include successfully overseeing a half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, implementing a university-wide strategic plan, and enhancing educational programming at Colgate University, where he was president from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Herbst holds a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, as well as a master’s and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.” In addition to many books and articles, he has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other digital and print publications around the world.